Seattle Times reader Jefferson Ashby’s mountain-peak photo wins our “Take a Hike” photo contest.
Here’s the winner of our July reader-photo contest with the theme “Take a Hike.” The photographer receives a Canon photo bag. Photographer: Jefferson Ashby, Seattle Photo taken: Mount Hood, Oregon; July 3 Photographer’s description: “This is a shot of part of my team on the summit of Mount Hood. Camera and settings: Canon T2i, 18-55mm @ 18mm, 1/250 second, f/5.6, ISO 100.” Katie’s critique: “Beautiful light and glorious views help lead this photo to the top of our ‘Take a Hike’ monthly contest. The burst of light hitting the rough mountainside and snowy peak is nice without being overexposed. Well done highlighting the team of hikers atop the rigid summit using the rule of thirds. And the vertical composition showcases some of the terrain those hikers endured to summit the mountain, which we might not understand with a horizontal composition. Great photo that makes me want to be in the great outdoors.” View a gallery of ‘Take a Hike’ runners-up below.